Senator Edward ‘Ted’ Kennedy has passed away. The senator for Massachusetts had been battling brain cancer for just over a year. The youngest of the Kennedy brother political dynasty was diagnosed with a malignant tumor in May of last year. He survived a successful surgery, but his health continued to fail. Ted suffered a public seizure at the Inaugural luncheon that he appeared to have easily recovered as Senator Chris Dodd stated he was with him as they loaded him in the ambulance and said that Kennedy was talking and making a few small jokes.
Clues to his further deterioration surfaced after his sister, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, passed away earlier this month. He was unable to attend the funeral service and his wife, Victoria Kennedy, went in his place. Ted passed late yesterday night just before his memoir is due out. “True Compass” will be published and released this fall.
It is a great loss to the nation. The “liberal lion” will be irreplaceable. Our deepest condolences to the family and friends effected by his passing.
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